IT’S AMERICAN HEART HEALTH MONTH. JOIN US FOR AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS.
The MAC is happy to announce that we will be hosting a Change of Heart event this month. Change of Heart is a grassroots program, presented by SELF magazine, that was created to educate woman about heart disease, make them aware of their personal risk and motivate them to improve their overall health through volunteer organized fitness events.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet only one in five American women believes that heart disease is their greatest health threat. With awareness, education and care, heart disease can be prevented. Change of Heart works to do just that!
Health education is a big part of what we do at the MAC, so this is a great opportunity to partner with Change of Heart and create an event for everyone in the community to learn more about heart disease and how to prevent it.
The MAC encourages everyone to register and take part in their Change of Heart on Saturday, February 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m featuring a community Zumba and Bokwa event lead by several MAC master instructors. After class, guests can enjoy a body composition analysis by the MAC team and learn more about Healthy Start, their beginner exercise program. The celebration will begin with a discussion about the importance of exercise on heart health featuring Dr.Robert Weiss, MAC member and Professor of Cardiology, Medicine and Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University School of Medicine.
There is a $25 entry fee per participant, with a $5 contribution from each entry fee donated to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign for women’s heart health research and educational programs. Additionally, each participant will receive a Change of Heart water bottle, a Go Red for Women “Red Dress” pin, a “Start With Your Heart” magnet, important heart health tips as well as print and digital subscriptions to SELF magazine. To finish the day off, guests will enjoy a glass of heart healthy red wine provided by the Wine Merchant.
“Women’s heart health needs to be top of mind,” says Diane Perillo, program manager of Change of Heart. “We are grateful for volunteer champions like the MAC who have said ‘Yes, we will have a Change of Heart event at our club.’ It is their enthusiasm, energy and support we value in our commitment to educate women about heart disease.”
Watch owner, Liz Rhode, talk to WJZ about the event.